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The Left Bank

#327 of 1,935 Restaurants in Glasgow}
$$ - $$$, European, British
33-35 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NU, Scotland
+44 141 339 5969
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“mornay sauce” (4 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
All hours
CUISINES
Scottish, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
33-35 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NU, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 350 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing atmosphere. Great food. Great service. Our waitress Rachel was excellent. Refreshing to find someone with a 'can do'attitude.

Thank Pam T
Jennifer A, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pam T, Thank you for your review, it always puts a smile on our face when a guest feels they can relax and enjoy their time here. It will also certainly brighten Rachel's day to hear your lovely comments!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were not 'in your face' friendly but I sort of like that in a relaxed café vibe. They did their job without being fake. And good food. I had the tofu/bean burrito and it was filling and reasonably priced. £7 in the West End...More

Thank czechyou
Jennifer A, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear czechyou, We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the left bank! The tofu burrito is a new addition to our menu and is also a staff favourite. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable lunch, tasty food . Menu is a bit different from the average, in a good way . Well worth a visit .More

1  Thank killieman47
Jennifer A, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Killieman47, We are very glad you enjoyed your trip to the left bank! We have just changed our menu for Winter and it's lovely to hear that our guests are enjoying it. Pop back if you can and give something from our evening menu...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

40 min wait for lukewarm soup and dry bread, general slow service and unpleasant waitress when asked why it took so long, no apology for the wait. Definitely not up to the standard of other restaurants in the west end. Other dishes were very basic....More

1  Thank Emily C
Jennifer A, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Emily, Thank you for getting in touch. In reply to what happened yesterday, your table did not inform any staff that you had to be out of the restaurant for a certain time, had there been this line of communication we would have happily...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended this cafe but now regretting trying it out. The service was so bad, we were tucked away round the corner and forgotten about. Food was very underwhelming, not much choice as most had already been sold. Very poor

1  Thank A11anc
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Service was exceptionally friendly and welcoming, atmosphere chilled, nice and relaxed. The food was tasty and hit the spot.More

1  Thank sbe_000
Jennifer A, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear sbe_000, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the left bank. We are very lucky to have such a friendly team working with us and I'm glad you thought so too. I will pass your comments on to our chefs who...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

This was a first visit and were were quickly shown to a table upstairs. The restaurant was quite full for a lunchtime session and that is usually a very good sign. Once seated we were given menus and our drinks order came to table without...More

Thank Bob J
Jennifer A, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear Bob J, Thank you for your very nice review. Lunchtime can be rather busy for us, being a short distance from the University and all, so we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We will be changing our menu in the next week so...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Weekday, early evening, with my daughter and granddaughters. Good food from a wide menu. The girls are working towards becoming vegans so there was a wide choice, which is why we chose it...... however one had steak and the other pulled pork; oh dear..... so...More

Thank Susiethebaker
Jennifer A, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dear Suziethebaker, We were delighted to read yourlovely review of your recent trip to the left bank, it did make us laugh as well. Please feel free to drop by anytime- we do also have a vegan menu to stop any temptation next time!

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had forgot to write a review here but wanted to mention the fantastic burgers we had. Can do many times be a hit or a miss but they were so meaty and cooked so well. Staff were lovely and so always enjoy visiting here.More

Thank Corrieri16
Jennifer A, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dear Corrieri61, Thank you for your good review of our burgers! They are definitely a staff favourite too. If you happen to pop by on a Friday or Saturday we usually have our weekend specials on, which sometimes include a special burger if you would...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

There's a chic yet cosy vibe about this place. The staff are very chirpy and friendly. The food is really good value for money, especially compared to similar places. The menu is varied and everything is pretty tasty. Portions are surprisingly generous. I was disappointed...More

Thank TywinCR
Jennifer A, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Dear TywinCR, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent visit to the left bank. It's always nice to hear that our guests can also feel cosy when they visit! We have had a few similar comments on our sauted cauliflower side which has...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33-35 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 141 339 5969
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